Last weekend in Vermont
random means "having no definite aim or purpose," (1655), taken from "at random" (1565), "at great speed" (thus, "carelessly, haphazardly"). In 1980s college student slang, it somehow, and sadly, acquired a distinct sense of "inferior, undesirable." (Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper) Well, okay, fine, Mr. Online Etymology Dictionary person, but THIS is the 21st Century. It's a whole new ball of wax.
I LOVE my cell phone passionately, and yes, I WOULD like to marry it (if it ever asks me, I'll say yes with no hesitation). In fact, I love almost all things technological, except bombs. I don't care a whit that naysayers think our cells and microwaves and computer screens are gonna kill us, or try to (like HAL ---), or at the very least be somewhat instrumental in our doom, or "suck all our time away" from us. Whatever; to my mind, it's brill and gives us the gift of the entire world, good and bad.
NOT REALLY! I mean 7 (relatively) random things - requested by Deb S.
Do any of you remember that title? It named a book of poetry published by Scholastic when I was in elementary school, or junior high. Many of the poems were memorable, but none as compelling as that luscious title!